X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes


Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 4987


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Don Rickles as Crane
Ray Milland as Dr. James Xavier
Dick Miller as Heckler
John Hoyt as Dr. Willard Benson
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Wuchak 6 / 10

If thy eye offends thee...

RELEASED IN 1963 and directed by Roger Corman, "X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" chronicles events in Los Angeles when a doctor (Ray Milland) develops a formula that grants x-ray vision, which derails his career and forces him to join a carnival, using his new power to make a living. Diana Van der Vlis plays his disciple while Don Rickles is on hand as a carnival barker.

The early 60's vibe is to die for, but the beginning is rather dull. Things perk up at an adult party where the aging doctor tries to keep hip and eventually sees everyone nakkid (lol). The carnival sequence and what it leads into are arguably the best parts, although the Vegas and tent revival episodes have their attractions. The movie scores meh on the female front, but Lorrie Summers and Cathie Merchant have small parts.

THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour 19 minutes and was shot in Los Angeles, California & Las Vegas, Nevada. WRITERS: Robert Dillon and Ray Russell. ADDITIONAL CAST: Harold J. Stone and John Hoyt play colleagues of the doctor.


Reviewed by a_chinn 9 / 10

Corman's smartest film is thought provoking and still delivers the B-picture goods

Producer/director Roger Corman's personal favorite film is probably his best overall picture. Ray Milland stars as a scientist who's created special eye drops that give him x-ray vision, but as he continues to use the drops, his x-ray powers powers increase to the point where he believes he is literally and figuratively seeing into the heart and soul of his fellow man. Milland's career was on the downslide at this point and this is arguable his last great film (unless you want to make the case for TV mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man" or the flawed but intriguing "The Last Tycoon") before ending his career with appearances on "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Love Boat." Roger Corman productions can reliably be counted on to be visually interesting, comparatively smart to most of their ilk, and never boring. The plot advances quickly with Milland increasing his x-ray powers in a way that audience members can't help but think, what would I do if I had those powers? Milland uses his powers to see ladies in the undergarments to later seeing them in nothing at all to using his powers to make medical diagnoses to raking in money as a sideshow act to eventually taking the film to a more metaphysical level of questioning the nature of existence, god, and parallel worlds. It's the presence of this deeper subtext that sets this Corman production apart from others, while still delivering Corman's usual dose of B-movie entertainment goods. Also notable in the film is a strong performance by Don Rickles as a huckster who exploits Milland's powers for his own ends. Overall, this film is a must see for Corman and B-picture horror/sci-fi fans.

Reviewed by Hullumaja Puffet 7 / 10

I Can Still See!

'X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes' - one can expect everything from a movie with such title, a superhero tale, a man turned some vicious monsters, an alien visiting earth etc. Especially when the film is directed by no other than Roger Corman. But no, this is not another cheesy exploitation flick. 'X' is much more visceral and lurid, sometimes even disturbing science-fiction horror than usual Corman's productions.

Ray Milland gives powerful and balanced performance as Dr. James Xavier, a scientist obsessed near insanity for developing eye drops that can give X-ray vision. When he finally decides to try the new invention on himself, soon things start to get awry. Luckilly the film doesn't turn into mad scientist grounds, but stays till the end as a story of a man who does it for good, not for self beneficial purposes. 'X' manages to stay true to its serious tone established in first quarter of the film. Not cheese, but chills. Visual effects are quite effective even by today's standard and nice touch was to see things (and people) through Xavier's eyes. All this is fantastically tied together with powerful finale where Xavier gives speech before pastor about seeing things at the edges of the universe.

First-rate Corman production and deservedly fortified its place in cult classics arena.

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